Powder Brows: Everything You Need to Know
Some people are naturally blessed with luscious, fully-shaped eyebrows. But for those of us who aren’t as lucky, powder brows are a type of cosmetic tattoo that can help fill in those gaps and create a natural looking, more defined set of eyebrows!
However, knowing whether or not to have it done can depend on cost, longevity, pain, etc, which may be overwhelming and confusing when trying to figure it out.
But, the good news is that we have done the expert research so that your search for full brows can finally come to an end! In this blog post, we will answer all your questions about powder brows so that you can wake up feeling like the incredible woman you are!
What are Powder Brows?
Now that I’ve got you all excited for your revitalised new brows, you might be wondering what *actually* are powder brows? Powder brows are a form of Cosmetic Tattoo. This technique creates semi-permanent brows with a subtle powder effect, comparable to powdered makeup.
What is the Powder Brows Process?
A permanent makeup device is used to apply the powder effect, which is comparable to using a tattoo gun but a lot more gentle. Semi-permanent powder brows are that way because they are only applied to the upper dermis layer of the skin. Thousands of tiny dots of pigment are applied to the skin in this process.
Years ago cosmetic tattooed eyebrows looked heavy, too dark and un-natural, but over the past few years we have refined the technique so that the eyebrow tattoo is almost undetectable and looks so natural and soft. The powdered eyebrows appear fuller as a result and more defined and you will no longer have to fill in your eyebrows everyday.
Powder Brows are ideal for people who already have brows and wish to enhance them and also for people with thin eyebrows or sparse eyebrows that are in need of gap filling or a completely new shape. This technique is seen as the most basic, and least invasive, form of permanent makeup. We offer Powder Brow Eyebrow Tattooing in all colours from blonde all the way through to dark brown. We will colour match you and draw your eyebrow shape and consult you on our choices before we start.
How Much Do Powder Brows Cost?
Powder brow treatment costs an average of $600. However, it might be considerably more costly depending on which PMU specialist you select. You may find it for less than that as well, however be careful who you select as not all Cosmetic Tattooing is the same and you must do your research as to why they are offering this specialised treatment at a reduced cost. Usually it is because of the in- experience of the tattooist or cheaper products being used.
Tip: Be wary of businesses with extremely low prices. It’s usually an indicator that they’re new to the profession or don’t even have a certificate. If you want to guarantee that your eyebrows are done correctly, don’t try to save money by selecting a cheap/er artist. We end up removing so many eyebrow tattoos done somewhere else and this ends up costing far more than the actual eyebrow tattoo itself.
How Long Does a Powder Eyebrow Tattoo Last Before Needing a Touch-Up?
Powder brows last a year to eighteen months on average, although how long they last is determined by several factors. That is, for up to 1 year, the colour will remain intense enough for glorious-looking brows.
The pigment will stay in the skin for a longer period of time than that, but if you don’t get a touch-up, your brows won’t look as defined after they initially did. They will slowly fade over time.
Is it Painful to Get Powder Brows?
The first thing anyone thinks of when they hear cosmetic tattoos is the pain level. We say “mostly” pain-free because everyone’s pain threshold is different, but most customers report that powder brow tattoos do not hurt.
We apply a topical anaesthetic, which numbs the area to be tattooed. The numbing cream is applied to the brows before any needling begins, and the artist will wait for it to work, which can take 15 to 20 minutes on average.
Powder brows are extremely non-invasive and cause little to no discomfort.
Are Powder Brows Tattoos?
Powder Brows is a type of tattooing, however, it is not the same as conventional tattoos. Like microblading, it’s a more modern technique because it is applied to the upper dermis layer of the skin, so we tattoo softly and cause no bleeding at all. This gives a semi permanent result and does not hurt.
The powder brows treatment has several benefits, including sparing you time every morning filling in those dreaded gaps. Not to mention, the self-esteem boost you’ll get from gorgeous bespoke brows is unrivalled!
As a result, you’ll have trendy and low-maintenance brows that last you over a year!